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New chapter in the history of racing cars and diesel engine technology inscribed with Audi AG introduces diesel-engined race car that will compete in the most prestigious endurance race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. In the circuit, Audi will fight with the best gasoline engines in the world.
Audi AG became the first automotive manufacturer in the world to target the overall winner in the race 24 hours of Le Mans endurance capital of diesel engines. Audi R10, the new racing car which was introduced in Paris, Tuesday (13/12), using a new machine with a capacity of 5.5 liter, 12-cylinder bi-turbo TDI very economical and quiet.
Le Mans prototype with a maximum power of more than 650hp and more than 1,100 Nm of torque, far exceeds the power produced most of the previous Audi racing cars, including the legendary predecessor R8 at Le Mans circuit. Audi became pioneers to explore the diesel engine, uncharted territory. Diesel engines are used, all-aluminum V12-so light though big-technology FSI (Fuel Stratified Injection)-where fuel is sprayed directly into the combustion chamber with measured doses. After his victory, this machine will be adopted for mass production and Audi customers get more benefits and lessons to be absorbed in sports car racing.
“The engines Audi A8 4.2 TDI quattro puts Audi as the most powerful diesel engine maker in the world,” says Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG on the R10 presentation in Paris. “Le Mans Project helps technicians you to squeeze more juice from TDI technology,” he said, hoping in the future more and more diesel-engined cars.
R10 V12 engine which is equipped with two diesel particle filters, fuel injection pressure easily exceeds 1.600 mass dimobil bar used. Power band is from 3.000 to 5.000 rpm, very low for the size of car racing. Motorists no longer need to shift gears frequently than the R8 TDI engine because the curve is greater. Torque production is enormous, 1.100 Nm transmission system requires not only extraordinary, even dynamoter at Audi Sport in pasangi gearboxes must specifically to handle the tremendous torque.
Radical changes to the chassis is also required. Audi R10 has a longer wheelbase than the R8 is also extra wide front wheels. New technologies are implemented on the development of carbon-fiber monocoque. “R10 is the biggest challenge that Audi Sport handled,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “TDI technology has not been pushed to the racing car. We were the first to answer the challenge. Our technology partners who have long, Bosch, Michelin and Shell support us in the effort to realize the challenge. Together we have the opportunity to write a new chapter in the history of racing cars and diesel engine technology. “
Latest Audi R10 successfully underwent trials at the end of November. Extensive testing program including 12-hour race at Sebring, USA in March next be prepared before the 24 Hours of Le Mans